Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update
Date: 13 May 2013 07:37:44 +1000

Birdline Central & Southern Queensland

Published sightings for the week ending 12 May 2013.

Sun 12 May Cotton Pygmy-Goose Dowse Lagoon, Sandgate
Male and female close in to the viewing platform on Southerden Street at 5pm
Ged Tranter

Sat 11 May Oriental Cuckoo Parkview Crescent Park, Cornubia
BirdLife Brisbane South. 6 observers. Fine early, showers increasing as morning progressed. Oriental Cuckoo (1) One hepatic bird seen well by all observers when we crossed the first bridge. Rufous blotched back, unbroken bars on chest, no white wing patch evident as would be for Immature Brush Cuckoo or Fan-tailed Cuckoo. Tail barred brown.
BirdLife Southern Queensland

Sat 11 May Yellow Chat Cheetham Salt Works, Port Alma Road
Pair of birds located along the fence of the salt works. Sat on wire and allowed close observation for sometime. Possible that there were 3 birds in total but only 2 observed at any one period.
Brendan Cook

Freckled Duck Moggill Road Wetland, Moggill
Finally after many distant sightings a chance to photograph this rare visitor. See link for photo
Ross Monks

Thu 9 May Cotton Pygmy Goose Chatsworth Ponds just north of Gympie

Anne Burgess

Tue 7 May Spotted Harrier Nathan Road Wetlands Reserve, Kippa Ring
Male ,east of road. 7 species of raptors,including 2 Swamp Harriers, 3 White-bellied Sea Eagles, Wedge-tailed Eagle and Brown Falcon. Also c30 Glossy Ibis and 1 White-necked Heron.
David Redhead

Budgerigars at Samsonvale, west of Brisbane Lake Samsonvale
Small group of 4 Budgerigars seen this morning and one photographed perched. Other birds of interest around the lake area were at least 3 Lewins Rails calling with one juvenile seen, large number of Red-kneed Dotterels. White-eared and Spectacled Monarchs and Topknot Pigeons.
Marie Tarrant

Mon 6 May Masked Owl Amamoor State Forest
1 seen, 2 heard. also Dusky Honeyeater, White-eared Monarch, Fairy Gerygone
Greg Roberts

Freckled Ducks (with PICS!) Thomson River, Longreach
Update on the Freckled Duck flock on the Thomson River. Today counted about 25 birds in a section of the river around 1.2km upstream of the top weir. Very photogenic, but you need to get wet and muddy. Also one juvenile white-bellied sea eagle flying about keeping the birds on their toes.
Henry Cook

Black Kite (15) Private Property, Gap Creek Road, Kenmore Hills
Alerted to presence by Noisy Miners, 15 birds circling quite high above house. Large amount of cloud cover present.
Rebecca and Peter Ryan

Sat 4 May Square-tailed Kite, Black Kite Moggill
Left-hand side of Moggill Road heading toward Brisbane just after roundabout to Priors Pocket road. Square-tailed Kite flying quite close to treetops and amongst houses on side of road, being harassed by a single Black Kite and Noisy Miners.
Rebecca and Peter Ryan

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